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Performer: Gerhard Siegel

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ViennaCardillac

Hindemith: Cardillac
Cornelius Meister; Sven-Eric Bechtolf; Vienna State Opera; Rolf Glittenberg; Marianne Glittenberg; Jürgen Hoffmann; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

ViennaSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
Philippe Jordan; Cyril Teste; Vienna State Opera; Valérie Grall; Marie La Rocca; Julien Boizard; Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

MunichSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Mikko Franck; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Bavarian State Opera; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Felice Ross; Bayerisches Staatsorchester
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Salome stoked to red heat by Byström and the Bergen Philharmonic

Returning to the Edinburgh International Festival after their astonishing Peter Grimes, the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner bring another opera, Richard Strauss' murderous Salome

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Bang to rights: a rare outing for an opera from the former GDR

Die Verurteilung des Lukullus, Paul Dessau and Bertolt Brecht's political satire about a Roman general judged for his deeds after death, has lost none of its relevance in Staatsoper Stuttgart's new production. 
****1
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Between symbolism and party reality: Salome at La Scala

Damiano Michieletto's production does not let the viewer rest easy even when the opera has ended.
*****
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Bleak and hopeless: William Kentridge's Wozzeck at the Met

Despite theatrical drawbacks, this Wozzeck is heartily recommend due to Yannick Nézet-Séguin's staggering understanding of all facets of Berg's score.
****1
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An overwhelming Frau ohne Schatten at the Verbier Festival

Young musicians and experienced stars combine for a thrilling Frau in its centenary year
*****
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Konieczny's Wanderer outstanding in Siegfried in Budapest

Müpa's Ring sees all-round musical excellence for a third night in row, which will be remembered more than the various distracting miscues in the staging.
****1
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